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Preliminary Work Set to Begin on the Yonge North Subway Extension Project into Richmond Hill

Subway Announcement in Richmond HillRichmond Hill, Ontario, June 16, 2017 — The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Markham—Stouffville, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, and Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, today announced more than $36 million in federal funding to support the planning and preliminary engineering of the proposed 7.4 km extension of the existing Yonge Subway line into York Region.

Full Article: www.canada.ca

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Ontario Supporting First University Campus In York Region

Ontario is investing in a new York University campus in Markham–the first university campus in York Region–that will expand postsecondary education opportunities for students and families and help equip students with the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Michael Chan, MPP for Markham–Unionville, was joined by Steven Del Duca, MPP for Vaughan, and Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges–Markham to make the announcement today at the Markham PanAm Centre.

Full Article: news.ontario.ca

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All-Day GO Train Service Extended to Unionville on Stouffville Line

You’ll be able to get on the GO twice as much on the Stouffville line from now on. Riders getting on at the Unionville GO station will now have new GO train trips every hour in both directions to Union Station during the midday and evening periods, and there will be a new morning and late-evening weekday train going all the way to the Lincolnville GO station at the end of the Stouffville line.

Full Article: www.yorkregion.com

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IBM and ventureLAB Team with Ontario Government and Ontario Centres of Excellence to Drive Innovation and Economic Growth in York Region

IBMMARKHAM, ON, May 8, 2017 /CNW/ – Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and ventureLAB are unveiling the IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre, an enterprise-led innovation hub in Ontario. Located at the IBM Canada headquarters in Markham, the space brings together developers, startups, entrepreneurs, funding agencies, researchers and experts and mentors from IBM and ventureLAB in one collaborative space to help companies scale up development faster and drive economic growth in York Region and the Greater Toronto Area.

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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Roads, Transit and Water Investments Lay Strong Foundations for Future Communities

Markham, York RegionNewmarket – York Regional Council received updates on roads, transit, water and wastewater infrastructure investments needed to provide accessible travel options, safe and reliable water and wastewater services, and support our growing communities. York Region has 10-year capital plans to ensure infrastructure is in place and maintained for current needs and future growth.

Full Article: www.york.ca

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